Ontario reports more than 500 new COVID-19 cases for 1st time in almost 4 weeks


Ontario is reporting 563 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, the first time the count surpassed 500 in almost four weeks.

For comparison, last Friday saw 419 new cases and the previous Friday saw 492. The last time the case count hit above 500 was on Oct. 10 when 535 new cases were recorded.

Of the 563 new cases recorded, the data showed 259 were unvaccinated people, 15 were partially vaccinated people, 249 were fully vaccinated people and for 40 people the vaccination status was unknown.

The seven-day average has now reached 404, which is up from the week prior when it was 355. A month ago, the seven-day average was around 575.

For those in general hospital wards with COVID, 83 were unvaccinated, 12 were partially vaccinated and 57 were fully vaccinated. For those in ICUs, 59 were unvaccinated while 2 were partially vaccinated and 12 were fully vaccinated.

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